Nominated in 2009 and 2010 for Jazz Artist of the Year and winner of Jazz Album of the Year for the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards, Aysha has a solid history as a performer. For the past eight years she has been built a strong solo career. In 2006, Aysha independently released her debut CD “Love Is A Rock” and after much anticipation, released her sophomore CD “Stay With Me. Now Aysha is soon to release her third CD “Take Me Higher”.
After getting back last year from Dubai, performing in the 2013 Dubai Jazz Festival in February, Aysha has been busy in the studio, in between working and her performance dates, writing and recording for her latest project and along with that, Aysha now has her own radio show “Smooth Saturdays with Aysha” on UrbanSoulRadio.fm. Aysha is now getting ready to start her Soul Seduction Tour featuring guitarist JJ Sansaverino and saxophonist Will Donato with their first show in Feb in Beverly Hills and then throughout the west coast. Some of Aysha’s past performance dates included singing the opening song for the Amazing Grace Gospel Fest at the Nokia Theatre LA Live for a house of 7000 people and celebrating her birthday and CD Release preview at Spaghettini’s in Seal Beach, CA to a sold out crowd and was joined by several of her musical friends such as Darren Rahn, Ricky Lawson, Monty Seward, Warren Hill and Olivia Rox (Warren Hill’s daughter) to create a very special night.
Aysha released her first single “Release Me”, off her forthcoming CD due out mid 2014. With an all-star line up of top personnel aboard the production of the single that represents a Who’s Who of the music industry, music legends are raving over the newly released single and it has already received a stellar write up and review rating it a 10 out of 10 and posted on the examiner.com website. The single was co-written by Aysha, and Celebrated Music Producer Monty Seward, best known for his work with celebrity artists, Vanessa Williams and Howard Hewett. Release Me reached #7 in the UK Top 30 Soul Charts. Along with Monty Seward, Aysha has also teamed up with Producer and Saxophonist Darren Rahn most known for his several #1 hits he produced for the late Wayman Tisdale and the Grammy nominated song for Dave Koz. Aysha and Darren co-wrote the title track to her new CD entitled “Take Me Higher”, an upbeat tempo song that is sure to hit the airwaves strong once it’s released!
Aysha has shared the stage with some of the industry’s top musicians such as Najee, Blake Aaron, Marion Meadows, Paul Brown, Darren Rahn and Everette Harp to name a few. Aysha also opened up for Greg Adams (Tower of Power) and his East Bay Soul band at 94.7 The WAVE’s Thursday Night VIBE series in Hollywood, CA. In June 2012, Aysha shared the stage with R&B sensation, Monica and Floyd at the Wortham Center’s Brown Theatre in Houston, TX and with Gerald Albright and Norman Brown in San Diego at Humphreys by the Bay for Jazz It Up 2012, a benefit for homeless women and children.
Working with legendary producer, songwriter, keyboardist & arranger Monty Seward, acclaimed music director Kevin Dorsey (Michael Jackson) and internationally acclaimed saxophonists, Everette Harp and Gerald Albright, this new EP is still generating quite the buzz. “Stay With Me” received several stellar reviews from online publications across the nation and globe which include The Urban Music Scene, Smooth Jazz Therapy, Smooth Jazz Ride, the Doctor of Jazz, and Smooth-Jazz.de and hit the charts in the UK entering at #26 on the UK Top 30 Soul Charts, climbing all the way to #6.
Crossing genres from R&B, Pop, Smooth Jazz and Adult Contemporary, Aysha’s velvety voice is sultry and smooth with a jazzy edge. Having influences ranging from the likes of Sade, Toni Braxton, Phyllis Hyman & Chante Moore, one can only imagine the vibe. Aysha’s music is destined to be heard, and it will surely soothe your soul.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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